If you've been naughty and putting off your Christmas shopping, here's a gentle reminder. Don't wait until the only option left is running to the mall to find some mass-produced presents for the folks on your Christmas list. If you want handmade gifts for adults or children, there are plenty to be found on etsy.com. But you better not wait another day if you want your gift to arrive by Christmas. Joelle's Dolls can ship most orders within one business day. I went to the post office this morning to ship off some dolls. I must have stood in line for about an hour. The post office gets overrun this time of the year. If you don't act soon, the presents you order won't arrive in time.
My cat Nacho is hoping that I sell a lot of my new Momma Cat Dolls because he posed as a model in one of the photos of the cats dolls I put in my Etsy shop. Nacho figures that he's going to get a percentage of any sales. Please help Nacho become a famous feline millionaire by sharing a link to my Momma Cat Dolls on your Facebook page or Tweeting about these new dolls.
2011 has been a strange year for Joelle's Dolls. Overall, I've had poor sales at the arts & craft shows we've been at - much worse than 2010. But my Etsy online shop sales have been twice as good as last year. I'm not sure how to explain that, but I'm sure thankful that Al Gore invented the Internet.
I do know that it is tough to sell handmade dolls in a bad economy.